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Fr. Denis Wilde, OSA, Associate Director, brings the Gospel of Life to AZ - February 19-March 1

February 19 – March 1, 2010

Fr. Denis Wilde left snowy Philadelphia on February 19 for ten days of pro-life activity in the Valley of the Sun.  MEVs Kathy and Bob Gilbert met him at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport and graciously hosted him throughout the stay, which included journeys to the northern and southern parts of the state.

Fr. Wilde preached, celebrated, or concelebrated at over a dozen Masses, three in Spanish, at three parishes during the trip.  He stood vigil at a Tempe Planned Parenthood clinic and visited the Hope Crisis Pregnancy Center in Flagstaff.  School presentations at St. Mary’s in Flagstaff and Seton Catholic Preparatory High School in Chandler were also part of Fr. Wilde’s itinerary.

A highlight of the trip was Fr. Wilde’s meeting with Bishop Thomas Olmsted at the Catholic Center in Phoenix, where the two discussed the need for Rachel’s Vineyard programs for the Spanish speaking population.


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At St Mary's Church, Flagstaff AZ. Before Children's school 830 Mass.

Sister John Mary and Dianne Harbin, Father Denis Wilde, MEV Promise Ceremony, Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, Queen Creek, AZ , 2-21-2010, 11:30am mass

Ladies of the Flagstaff AZ Hope CPC center. They are doing great work despite not getting much financial support. Fr Denis stopped by to bless the center and ladies' ministry.


At Hope Preg Care Ctr. Flagstaff, AZ. Quilts which 96 year old lady makes for babies


Fr Denis preaching at Northern Arizona Univesity, Flagstaff, AZ


Fr Denis Wilde concelebrates and preaches eveing Mass at University of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Tuesday Feb 23.

Meeting at Phoenix Pastoral Center with Bishop Thomas Olmsted and MEVs Bob and Kathy Gilbert, hosts for Fr Denis at several parishes in Arizona.

Fr. Wilde's presentation at Seton Cath HS including a visual summary of the legal, medical, social, post-abortive situation in US today

Fr Denis visit with Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix, especially interested in promoting further successful Spanish speaking Rachael's Vineyard retreats, and clerical outreach. Feb 25.

From Left to Right- Dianne Harbin (MEV promise), Lisa Fowler (plans to promise), Sister John Mary (MEV promise), Father Denis Wilde, Patricia Palmer (waiting to promise), Denise Cantu (waiting to promise), Kathy and Bob Gilbert (MEV AZ Liaisons)

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